The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 118 104 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 8 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.56% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.79% 2.63% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
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£315 £185 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.27% -9.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £180 £250
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
Windows Vista
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
446 494 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.16% 21.35% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 229 120
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £163 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 58
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 4 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £315 -
Shropshire - 1 £338 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) MS Office
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (26.67%) Software Distribution
8 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 4 (26.67%) Internet
8 4 (26.67%) WAN
8 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (26.67%) LAN
9 3 (20.00%) VoIP
9 3 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (20.00%) DHCP
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (20.00%) Office 365
10 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (13.33%) Asset Management

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Wireless
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Packager
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) UNIX
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Software Distribution
2 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) CAD
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya